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Re: gyrfalcon portrait

Post by uuglypher » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:30 pm

Hi, Dave.
I've long been in awe of gyrfalcons...especially the white phase... for more than 50 years.
In the early 60's in upstate NY on a cold winter's late afternoon, when the sun was slicing under a dark gray, low cloud cover a white gyr , golden with the late sun against the dark cloud, appeared diving into a wheeling flock of pigeons like a broadhead freed from its arrow shaft. It met its prey in a puff of pigeon feathers, and flew off to pluck and eat in solitude. An absolutely amazing site...a moment indelibly seered into my memory!

Thank you for looking and for your comment.

Dave

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Post by davechinn » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:14 am

uuglypher wrote:Hi, Dave.
I've long been in awe of gyrfalcons...especially the white phase... for more than 50 years.
In the early 60's in upstate NY on a cold winter's late afternoon, when the sun was slicing under a dark gray, low cloud cover a white gyr , golden with the late sun against the dark cloud, appeared diving into a wheeling flock of pigeons like a broadhead freed from its arrow shaft. It met its prey in a puff of pigeon feathers, and flew off to pluck and eat in solitude. An absolutely amazing site...a moment indelibly seered into my memory!

Thank you for looking and for your comment.

Dave



Your description of this event has my imagination of you witnessing all of this as it unfolds is absolutely astounding, Dave. I can understand not forgetting such an event. Thanks for sharing that story.
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Post by uuglypher » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:53 pm

Hi, Dave,
I' glad that you appreciated the event and circumstances!

Many thanks,
Dave G

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Post by uuglypher » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:02 pm

Dave Chinn wrote:"A beautiful bird Dave !!! A very nice image and I would not have guessed it to be a composite. I would loved to have captured something of this nature."

That's high praise, source considered!
Many thanks,
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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:17 pm

This is awesome Dave. I like the pale palette you have going here, works really well with the background.

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Post by uuglypher » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:34 pm

Thanks, Piet,
Nice to hear that from another raptor lover!

Dave

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